The budding bromance between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to grow.
The Russian leader on Friday called Trump "bright" and said he appreciates his openness to engage Russia, according to an Associate Press report on the Russian Economic Forum.
The two have exchange pleasantries in the past. In an appearance on MSNBC back in December, Trump said, "When people call you brilliant, it's always good, especially when the person heads up Russia."
Trump has also called Putin's praise "a great honor."
Putin declined to comment on Hillary Clinton, according to the report, but said he was grateful to former President Bill Clinton for his help.